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Today’s Historical Events on February 27
Marathi Language Day & World NGO Day
1844, 27th Feb: The Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.
1900, 27th Feb: The Labor Party formed in Britain.
1931, 27th Feb: Revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad shot himself to avoid arrest in an encounter with the British police in Allahabad.
1951, 27th Feb: The 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was passed, bringing the maximum term of a person’s presidency to eight years.
2002, 27th Feb: Godhra train burning – A Muslim mob burnt alive 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya in a train carriage at Godhra, Gujarat.
2010, 27th Feb: India secured the first position in the Eighth Commonwealth Shooting Competition by winning a total of 74 medals includes 35 gold, 25 silver, and 14 bronze.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on February 27
1807: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet, and educator.
1899: Charles Best, American-Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin.
1912: Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar, popularly known by his pen name, Kusumagraj, an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, and short-story writer.
1925: Shyama Charan Shukla, Indian politician and the Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh.
1934: Manoj Das, an Indian author who writes in Odia and English.
1943: B. S. Yediyurappa, an Indian politician and the 19th and current Chief Minister of Karnataka.
1952: Prakash Jha, an Indian film producer, actor, director, and screenwriter.
1986: Sandeep Singh, an Indian professional field hockey.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on February 27
1931: Chandra Shekhar Azad, an Indian revolutionary.
1936: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, a Russian physiologist.
1956: Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, first Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India.
1997: Shyamalal Babu Rai, an Indian Hindi film lyricist.
2010: Nanaji Deshmukh, a social reformer and politician from India.
What happened in India on 27 February
Great fire in Bombay.
Lord Dalhousie captured Jhansi under the East India Company.
Vishnu Waman Shirwadkar ‘Kusumagraj’, great Marathi poet, play-wright, novelist and Bhartiya Gyanpeeth Awardee, was born.
Lawrence Durrell, Britsh writer (Alexandria Quartet, Private Country), was born in Darjeeling, India. .
Chandrashekhar Azad of Hindustan Republican Army shot himself to avoid British police arrest at Alfred Park, Allahabad.
Paddy Ashton, first leader of Britain’s Social and Liberal Democrat Party, was born in New Delhi, India.
G. V. Mavlankar, first speaker of Lok Sabha, passed away.
UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar recieved the Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding.
Polls in Pondicherry and eight states.
Narasimha Rao elected Congress (I) President in the party poll held after a gap of 20 years.
Rupee made fully convertible in Man Mohan Singh’s third successive budget.
Samir Ranjan Barman, Tripura CM, resigns.
In the Jain hawala case, non bailable warrants of arrest issued against 10 politicians including BJP leader L.K. Advani, former Dy. PM Devi Lal and former Union Ministers.
Manmohan Singh presents the vote-on-account as part of the interim budget in Lok Sabha for 1996-97 with a Rs. 5000 crore deficit.
Suresh Kalmadi, Minister of State for Railways, presents vote-on-account railway budget; 1995-96 Economic Survey shows 6.3\% growth in GDP; 20\% interim relief for newspaper employees announced by govt.
CBI arrests godman Chandraswami for alleged offences in violation of Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.
Union Budget presented. Fiscal deficit cut to 4.4 per cent.